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Bucks, Pistons players take a knee after tip-off in solidarity after violence in US Capitol

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks, Pistons, US Capitol

Following the cue of the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons also sent out a powerful message prior to tip-off of their match on Wednesday to denounce President Donald Trump supporters’ violent raid on the US Capitol.

Both sides committed eight-second violations following the jump ball as players and coaching staff kneed in unison during their first respective first possessions inside the Fiserv Forum.

Considering the NBA is indeed one big brotherhood, teams with scheduled matches today are all expected to commit gestures of protest following yet another heinous act in the country to start the new year. A violent riot broke out at the historic US Capitol Building on Wednesday after Trump supporters tried to halt the ceremonial counting of votes for president-elect Joe Biden.

This comes a day after the Kenosha County District Attorney decided not to file charges against police officer Rusten Sheskey for shooting civilian Jacob Blake seven times in the back in August.

The recent ruling, meanwhile, definitely hits home for the Bucks, considering the shooting incident occurred in Kenosha which is not that far from their NBA home court. The unjust decision is a big blow for the league and all the Black Lives Matter movement supporters, who wish to seek justice for that harrowing travesty.

The NBA, meanwhile, will continue its fight against social injustice after its valiant show of support while inside the bubble at Walt Disney World last year. A lot of players and coaches have already spoken up about the recent turn of events that is once again dividing the nation. Six other teams are scheduled to take the floor within the day as opposing players are expected more showcase more acts of solidarity.